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Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

Clashes among protesters, journalists and police in the St. Louis suburb erupted into chaos hours before a midnight curfew began Sunday night.

Reducing Infant Mortality, Premature Births In Southwest Georgia

Infant mortality remains a serious problem in Georgia. According to the Department of Public Health, nearly half of the 1,500 who died in the state last year were under the age of one.

The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain In 1882

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.

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